PSM in Nanoscience Degree Program

Professional Science Masters (PSM)
degree program in

John A. Venables

Department of Physics, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona,
and London Centre for Nanotechnology, University College London, UK.

Professional Science Master's This page is an entry point for comments and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) related to the PSM in Nanoscience at Arizona State University. For current PSM students, this is also an entry point for a list of Applied Projects. You can also explore one of the graduating students' Culminating Experiences (a technical term) for this degree, the Capstone Conference, held in November 2010 and annually thereafter. These pages are currently being developed to complemment the PSM in Nanoscience web site with more informal material. All formal material needed by applicants (future students) and current students is available on the Nanoscience web site.

I am the Founding Program Director of this degree program, which started in the Fall Semester 2008; we now have 15 alumni and 15 students on course currently. We have allowed mid-year entry from Spring 2010, and are actively recruiting for Fall 2012 and Spring 2013. Dr Jingyue (Jimmy) Liu has taken over from me as Program Director from July 2012, but I am assisting the program in various capacities for the Academic Year 2012-13. The program is affiliated with the national PSM organisation, and with the Western Region Graduate Program, which allows students from most western states to enrol at in-state fees; this program has been extended to include California residents from Fall 2010.

If you have just got to hear of this program and would like more details, please visit the PSM in Nanoscience home page. From there (or here) you can explore a range of topics, including those for Future Students, Current Students, or several other categories. Please give us feedback on this site to me at

If you are interested in applying for this degree program, please visit the above ASU web sites for information and Admission requirements and procedures, and then contact us by email:, and/or phone our PSM coordinator (Ms Ledesma) on (480) 965 3561.

You may also consult a short list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) on this site, in relation to this degree program, which may help you decide if the PSM in Nanoscience at ASU is the course for you. For further questions or assistance, contact us at You will likely be answered by either our graduate coordinator, by myself or by Dr Liu as program director, depending on the nature of your query.

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Latest version of this document 15th July 2012.